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General Rat Control Service

Corky’s Rat Control Service is personalized to your home needs. Our Specialists begin with a thorough inspection of the exterior and interior of your home – looking for entry points, areas of activity, harborage, food, and water sources. Our recommendation involves multiple visits, monitoring, and managing the treatment. We are offer baiting, trapping, and exclusion services, including pet friendly options. Be proactive and take action! Rodent Control Services Bundle preventative treatment services with rodent control to receive a huge discount!

Bait Station Service:

  • Inspect Rodent Stations
  • Change Non-palatable Bait
  • Clean Out Debris, Leaves, and Webs
  • Re-anchor Stations
  • Re-locate Stations as Needed

* Did you know rats can enter through a hole as small as a quarter?

Exclusion Service

Corky’s rodent exclusion service means to “rodent proof” a property by sealing holes, gaps, or crevices in the structure, especially the roof, vents, and pipes. Our services are designed around Integrated Pest Management (IPM) that keeps your family and pets in mind.

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Rodent Setup

The rat set up consists of 4 weekly service visits.

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First Service Visit:

Setup Stations

  • We determine by rat activity and landscapes where bait stations should be placed on property to effectively control rat population.

Second and Third Service Visits

  • Refill, clean-out, and reposition bait stations for optimal control.
Second Third Visit
Fourth Service Visit

Fourth Service Visit:

Institute Maintenance

  • Determine the rate of bait consumption
  • If after four (4) services, the bait is still being consumed at an unacceptably fast rate, we’ll continue your weekly service until primary control is achieved.

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The Rat Maintenance Service Controls Rats Entering Your Property.

We don’t sell rat control without an annual maintenance service agreement because rats will re-infest and money will be wasted.
The Rat Maintenance Service starts after your service is completed. Locally, we are a leading rat exterminator because our innovative rat service program was specifically designed for controlling rats in Southern California. As long as you stay on our plan, you will not have the rat problem you had before we arrived.

Get rid of Rats

Preventative treatment and rodent control starts with cleaning up rodent dropping, urine, disinfecting and exclusion. Begin a SMART monitor management program for proactive rodent prevention.

Cleaning up rodent droppings and urine, disinfecting and excluding services are important to do after rats have been controlled.

Rodent Control FAQs

What Are the Common Signs of a Rodent Infestation in a Home or Business?

If there are any rats or mice in your home, you may never see them directly. However, these rodents leave behind signs that will tell you if there’s an infestation. The primary indicators of a rodent infestation include the following:

  • Unexplained chewing on your food packaging
  • Stale smell from dark areas around your home
  • Holes in floors and walls that serve as entry points
  • Rodent droppings in cupboards, under the sink, and near food packages
  • Nesting materials in your home, which include everything from fabric to shredded paper

What Health Risks Are Associated with Having Rodents in the Vicinity?

While mice aren’t as dangerous as rats, all types of rodents can damage your home and carry diseases. Along with your appliances, rodents can chew your furniture. If they bite through wires, they might spark electrical fires that damage your home even further.

Rodents can spread diseases by contaminating your water or food, or by biting you. They can also carry mites, ticks, and fleas. The many diseases that rodents carry include the following:

  • Typhus (bacterial infection)
  • Leptospirosis (bacterial infection)
  • Plague (bacterial infection)
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (viral infection)
  • Hantavirus

While rodents generally stay hidden, they can bite if they feel threatened.

What Is the Most Effective Rodent Control?

The most effective form of rodent control in San Diego is the approach that we use at Corky’s Pest Control. As an experienced rat exterminator, we understand how to locate rodents and remove them from your home. We’ll start by getting rid of all the things that might attract rodents to your home, which include water, food sources, and makeshift shelters. Our rat pest control in San Diego is effective at eliminating all types of rodents.

What Are the Most Effective Methods for Preventing Rodent Entry Into a Building?

You can take numerous steps to prevent rodents from entering your home or place of business. If you notice small holes in your walls, consider patching them or plugging them with steel wool. It’s also a good idea to get rid of possible nesting sites, which include everything from mulch to piles of leaves.

You should be on the lookout for common water and food sources around your home. For example, make sure that you turn compost piles to effectively cover the food scraps that have recently been added. If you have one or more bird feeders around your property, remove any sunflower seeds, peanuts, or cracked corn that you might be using. When birds feed, they often leave behind residue, which can make it more challenging to get rid of an infestation.

What Are the Benefits of Using Professional Rodent Control Services Versus DIY Methods?

Professional rodent control in San Diego is considerably more effective than DIY methods. While you may be able to remove food sources and plug holes in your walls, you can waste a lot of time and money trying to eliminate these pests. Here at Corky’s Pest Control, we have an ample amount of experience in rodent pest control.

When we arrive at your home, we’ll quickly determine if you have a rodent problem and where these pests might be located. Our efficiency allows us to get in and out of your San Diego home without taking up too much of your time.

How Do I Get Rid of Rodents in My Yard?

If you want to get rid of the rodents in your yard, take steps to make it less appealing to them. Do you have any English ivy in your garden beds? The vines from this plant can act as a shelter for rats and mice. If you have any grass seed or bird seed on your property, store it in galvanized cans with secure lids. Make sure you remove brush, wood piles, and trash that are close to your home.

If you suspect that rodents have entered your yard, consider buying wildlife-proof trash cans. You could also secure these containers with bungee cords. Any pet food bowls you leave outside should be taken in every night. Take care to empty bird baths and water bowls before you go to bed. Try cleaning up pet droppings as often as possible to remove possible food sources for rats.

How Long Does It Take to Get Rid of a Rodent Infestation?

If the infestation is a minor one, it might take a few weeks to get rid of the rodents. However, a more serious infestation can take several months to resolve. Our rat control service is the most efficient solution.

How Much Does a Rodent Exterminator Cost?

Hiring an exterminator to provide rodent pest control services can cost anywhere from $200-$400. The type of rodent and size of the infestation determine the costs associated with these services. Since every situation is different, get in touch with our pest control experts for a customized quote.

Is It Worth Getting a Professional Exterminator for Mice and Rats?

By hiring a professional exterminator, you can get rid of rodents before they damage your home and spread disease. If you notice signs of rodents, call Corky’s Pest Control immediately to reduce the amount of damage that occurs.

Can Rodents Cause Damage to Property, and If So, How Can This Be Mitigated?

Whether you have ground squirrels or rats in your yard, these creatures can cause a considerable amount of damage to gardens and homes. For example, rodents can chew through electrical wiring and walls. They can also contaminate water and food sources, which makes it more likely that they will spread diseases.

If you have a cat or dog that keeps bringing back dead mice or rats, you may have an infestation on your hand that needs to be dealt with. You can mitigate the issues that these rodents cause by giving us a call.

Who is the Best Rodent Control Company in San Diego?

At Corky’s, we believe that our pest control services are the best in San Diego. Our goal is to get rid of any rodents on your property and keep them away for good. Our experience allows us to ensure high-quality service for all our customers. We use potent and effective treatments to eliminate all types of rodent infestations. Call us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule our rat control services.